Are you paying a competitive salary?

Are you paying a competitive salary?

If you are a company owner, HR Manager or anyone involved in the recruitment process you will already appreciate that candidate salary expectations have increased.  This is a result of a number of factors including the cost of living and the shortage of available talent.

As someone who connects UK employers to some of the best engineering talent, I personally know the challenges this can bring to a company, not only with recruiting new engineers but also the pressure of managing the existing workforce expectations.

There are a few methods of completing your own research on salaries and these include the following:

  • Using an online salary calculator where you can filter on job roles and locations.  A popular one is the ‘Reed online average salary calculator’ – check it out here.
  • Pretending to be a job seeker and searching for a similar job to yours online using job boards such as Indeed.  This can prove a little bit tricky as many vacancy advertisements will not have a salary displayed and those which do can vary dramatically depending on location.

If you are looking for a more personalised approach based on your own vacancy you could ask me and I will draw on my knowledge of the recruitment market space to give you a more qualified answer, all my contact details are below.

Joanne Foster
0191 3233892

Joanne Foster ex military recruitment expert